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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By zigyphoto
WTH are my new maps?

Zumo 550

I downloaded the 2014 North America City Navigator, and now cannot find it anywhere on my computer!

When I open Mapsource to make changes to an existing route -- on which I depart...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By zigyphoto
Thank you! and I see, from reading your good...

Thank you! and I see, from reading your good tutorial, that had I designated an end point at the same time I selected a beginning point, that would have made a great difference. But wouldn't that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By zigyphoto
Yes, that's exactly what I did -- that's why I am...

Yes, that's exactly what I did -- that's why I am so frustrated by this; wonder if it would have been better to put start and end points in first?

thought it was easier to simply put in the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By zigyphoto
What am i doing wrong (map derangement!)?

Just spent hours finding the waypoints I wanted for a ride to BC; I continually saved as I went along, when i ask Mapsource to create a route based on the waypoints, I get this....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By zigyphoto
thanks. will try a tap to re-groove first... ...

thanks. will try a tap to re-groove first...

z
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By zigyphoto
Deranged the bolt holes on R12GS cross brace

2005 R1200GS;

While replacing the crap ASA bolts that hold the handlebars down, I managed to derange the threads INSIDE the UPPER FORK CROSS BRACE where the bolts (M8x30) go in. It seems that...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,882
Posted By zigyphoto
Please delete this incorrect posting

deleted and re-posted as new thread...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By zigyphoto
ok, I dragged all the other files back into the...

ok, I dragged all the other files back into the Garmin folder. However, when I want to set my HOME location and the GPS asks for my home state, it does not recognize or find COLORADO....

Here...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By zigyphoto
thank you. you've tried to mount them with a...

thank you. you've tried to mount them with a Throttlemeister? Since these fit the OEM bar ends, I thought they would fit over a throttlemeister..

z
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By zigyphoto
Question: Will Throttlemeister fit these?

My friend's F700GS has the Barkbusters Storm handguards; (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/barkbusters-storm-handguard-kit-yamaha-super-tenerebmw-f700gsf800gs) on her bike:

<table...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-18-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By zigyphoto
thanks... for some reason I find the GPS world...

thanks... for some reason I find the GPS world to be devilishly confusing, whereas computers make sense... and of course, your suggestion is the obvious solution.

z
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-18-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By zigyphoto
I simply dragged the files from the Zumo to a new...

I simply dragged the files from the Zumo to a new folder on my computer.
Looks like I moved them completely; and if I did, can I simply drag back to the Zumo?

thanks

z
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By zigyphoto
GPS data missing

To prevent a major data loss, I (thought) I copied all my Zumo data to my computer... now when I start it up, the Zumo says "no data;" maybe I actually moved it all...

if I just send all the...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By zigyphoto
I WISH the TT switch were cheap! the wiring kit...

I WISH the TT switch were cheap! the wiring kit is $51.00.... (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-030-0170/Remote-toggle-handlebar-switch-10A-12V)

z
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By zigyphoto
TT and other light switches?

I have an older set of TT HID accessory lights on my GS; the handlebar metal; toggle switch got broken, and I need to replace it. Any toggle switch work for these guys, or do they need a specified...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By zigyphoto
ALL: battery was dead; got charged and riding...

ALL: battery was dead; got charged and riding home.
Thanks for all assistance and offers!
Z
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By zigyphoto
the CanBus system doesn't use fuses, except one...

the CanBus system doesn't use fuses, except one in the add-on fusebox for accessories. Will make sure all are out tomorrow morning, and disconnect my big driving lights.

yes, could definitely use...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By zigyphoto
I'm here at the Western Inn in Fairplay, hoping I...

I'm here at the Western Inn in Fairplay, hoping I can get some info tomorrow morning, but not counting on it since only mechanic in town only open for a bit,,,,

starter or battery: see next...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By zigyphoto
Will try if I can get to them! Thanks so much. ...

Will try if I can get to them!
Thanks so much. Worse comes to worse it gets towed home;
($400....)

Z
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By zigyphoto
Rider needs help in Fairplay CO.

On my way to HU in Grant. After miles and hours of stop and
go traffic (in which I switched engine and kill switch off),

my 2005 R12GS would not start. Starter made "click-click-click"
noise....
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By zigyphoto
question answered

thanks all..

here's what I got from Adventure Designs:

The nub goes on the clutch side. Normally we suggest doing one side at a time so that parts to not get confused or mis-assembled.

1....
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By zigyphoto
thanks; have not looked into that tiny space. ...

thanks; have not looked into that tiny space. the manufacturer tries to be helpful, but they have not actually worked on a BMW and the direction sheet is completely generic.

Anyone else installed...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,767
Posted By zigyphoto
the best I've found

I've been using these (http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-FUS30-HP-Earplug-Hearpack/dp/B0037F92RC/ref=sr_1_7?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1403580184&sr=1-7) for years (they used to be sold under the...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By zigyphoto
Replacing brake/clutch lever help

I bought a pair of JPR Shorty Levers (http://www.jpr-performance.com/BMW_ADJUSTABLE_SHORTY_BRAKE_AND_CLUTCH_LEVER_SET_p/bmw%20lever%20set.htm), and after taking apart my OEM brake and clutch levers...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-30-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By zigyphoto
still need assistance in Iceland for maps

Have downloaded and unzipped Iceland map from this site.

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

moved to SD card, and stuck in Zumo; it does not ask me if I want to import new data, and while the POI...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 05-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 50,775
Posted By zigyphoto
iceland map link gone

this link is no longer any good:

http://www.ourfootprints.de/gps/down...rce-island.zip

any replacement, or can someone send it to me via email?

I'm in reykjavik right now and thought i could...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By zigyphoto
(slightly desperate) bmw sertao electric/fuse questions

REPOSTING THIS HERE BECAUSE NO RESPONSE ON THE 650 THREAD:

I'm renting a Sertao in Iceland next week, and want to add my Gerbing, Zumo 550 cradle and my Starcom Communicator to the bike. Need...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,636
Posted By zigyphoto
Sertao fusebox / battery info needed

I'm renting a Sertao in Iceland next week, and want to add my Gerbing, Zumo 550 cradle and my Starcom Communicator to the bike. Can't make major changes to it, so need advice.

(since I ride a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By zigyphoto
Sertao battery posts' size?

I need to attach my Gerbing power cord to the battery of the Sertao I am renting in Iceland, but the attachment ring gizmos at the battery end seem really small.

The opening that slips over the...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By zigyphoto
always a good practice..... thanks again. ...

always a good practice.....

thanks again.

z
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By zigyphoto
thanks, good info. and yes, extra fuses and zip...

thanks, good info. and yes, extra fuses and zip ties always... Interesting that the Sertao actually has fuses. Much easier.

z
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By zigyphoto
powering three gizmos off one power outlet

Here's the deal:

off to Iceland on monday and realized that the Sertao i am renting has only one BMW power outlet, while I have to run three gizmos:

Gerbing
Zumo 550
Starcom Communicator
...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By zigyphoto
thank you; that's a clear description of their...

thank you; that's a clear description of their issue. I had read that they got the consistency problem resolved, but..

z
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By zigyphoto
Klim Element vs Held sizing?

I love my Helds in which I wear an 8 1/2 (M); how does the Element compare in fit? Thanks!

Off to Iceland so need to make a decision based on fit..

z
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By zigyphoto
thanks, Doug!

thanks, Doug!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 05-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 50,775
Posted By zigyphoto
J, no, Mapsource, tho I have Basecamp. seems...

J, no, Mapsource, tho I have Basecamp. seems like a lot of folks prefere the former to the latter.

now, I have gotten the Iceland map into the GPS using an SD card, so that is
taken care of at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By zigyphoto
Thank you! I just used POI loader to send POI to...

Thank you! I just used POI loader to send POI to my 550, turned it off and back on, but the POI do not show, even tho Garmin says the POI were sent to device...

is all the info supposed to be in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 05-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,417
Posted By zigyphoto
now what?

I downloaded the map, and looking in my Garmin Zumo 550, I see the file
gmapsupp.img, but it is not in the Garmin folder, but outside of it.

Do I need to move it into the Garmin folder in the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 05-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 50,775
Posted By zigyphoto
Now what???

[QUOTE=KingRat;2385829]For anyone considering Iceland, I've found this site:
http://www.ourfootprints.de/gps/mapsource-island_e.html
http://www.ourfootprints.de/gps/download/mapsource-island.zip
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By zigyphoto
Off to iceland, need hands on gps help

Well, men, despite my reading and re-reading, I am still having a frustrating time with POI's for my Iceland trip next week..

Is there someone local (I'm in Boulder) who would be willing to meet...
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